Tuesday, October 4, 2011
More Yoga ~ Less Pain
It was through that DVD (after being prescribed medication for orthostatic hypotension that helped me be out of bed) that I got control of the aches and pains that were stemming from being bed bound and locking me in an unfortunate circle. I believe it was titled 'Move through Pain'. It was too gentle for my ego, but it was perfect for my body.
When I was able to work a little harder, I tried Tara Styles, which I discovered through online "channels" on my dvr. I watched her clips before I could do them, usually after meditations, and I think it got my body ready. I like her style, and the short length of her clips lets me adjust what I need that day. She has a website and clips on youtube.
Today, I found a yoga blogger on wellspring who wrote a fantastic article on perceptions and yoga and relationships. I am excited to explore her blog.
Having fallen away from consistent practice this month for multiple reasons, I am seeing the consequences in my mood and my body. I even somewhat pulled my hip while standing still (seperate post).
I plan to eat a good lunch and go yoga.
Some of the direct pain-related benefits of yoga for me have been:
Reduction in lower back pain
Better overall flexibility and stamina
Strengthening muscles that support joints (since I have hyperflexion, which can lead to pain when muscle tone is low)
Reduction in neck/jaw/facial tension that was causing pain